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Thursday, March 10, 2011


UPDATE - Martha and Caroline LUND have been claimed by a relative and are going home at last!  

The back of this photo identifies "Left - MARTHA LUND (Mrs. Wm Roman), Right - CAROLINE LUND (Mrs. Alvin Fosbett [Foskett?])."  There is no indication of age or year, but best guess would be circa 1906-1909.

The studio stamp on front says "Chr Hansen, Waupaca, Wisc."

"Wisconsin Births and Christenings 1826-1926" show that Martha Lund was born 12 April 1888 in Waupaca, Wisconsin to parents Fred E. Lund and Bertina Christensen, both immigrants from Denmark.

1900 Census records for the area show that Martha is living at home at age 12 with parents F.E. (56), Bertina (46) and brothers Albert (26) and Christian (14.) There is no mention of a Caroline in the household, indicating that she is probably not the sister I had presumed her to be, and is more likely a cousin instead.

Further online research has found the Marriage announcement of Martha Lund to William Roman, an event which took place on April 30, 1912.  This newspaper article contain additional family information. Since the link I provided no longer works, I was able to locate the cached article again and have included it here for posterity:

May 2, 1912

One of the most elaborate weddings that has occurred in this city, took place Tuesday April 30, at four o’clock at the Holy Ghost church, when Miss Martha Lund, one of Waupaca’s most popular young ladies, was given in marriage to Mr. William Roman of Racine in the presence of many invited guests.  Rev. C.H. Jensen officiating.

Chris M. Lund, brother of the bride acted as best man and Miss Caroline Lund as maid of honor.  Dorothy Lund acted as flower girl and ring bearer.

The Misses Stephene Stepheneson of Racine, Anna Anderson of Kenosha and Mrs. N. Pearson of Racine acted as bridesmaids and Mr. N. Pearson of Racine as attendant.  Misses Jessie Hanson, Alma Larson and Karen Anderson, ushers.  Misses Jessie Hansen and Karen Anderson, ribbon bearers.  The wedding march was played by Miss Nanna Peterson.

The father, F.E. Lund, entered with the bride.

After the ceremony at the church, a reception took place at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Lund, which was followed by an elaborate six o’clock dinner.  The decorations were in pink and white.

The out of town guests were:  Mr. and Mrs. Richard Roman of Racine, Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson of Milwaukee, Mrs. Geo. Zahn of Milwaukee, Miss Stephene Stephenesen of Racine, Miss Anna Anderson, Kenosha and Mr. and Mrs. N. Pearson of Racine.

Mr. and Mrs. Roman took the 1:15 train, under a shower of rice and best wishes of their many friends.

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